The Official Canberra Book Launch of Trust by Chris Hammer

Please join us and help celebrate the launch of Trust – The third riveting novel from award-winning and internationally acclaimed crime fiction author Chris Hammer. To be launched by ABC journalist and author Michael Brissenden.

About the Event:

Live Free Event on the 16th of October 6.00pm – 7.00pm at The Kambri Cultural Centre Cinema

Registration is essential for this event via Eventbrite and social distancing requirements of 1.5m means that the capacity will be limited to 100 people.  Please bring photo ID before entrance. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase but must be taken into the auditorium for seated consumption.

Address: The Australian National University, University Ave, Acton 2601 

About the book

She breathes deeply, trying to quell the rising sense of panic. A detective came to her home, drugged her and kidnapped her. She tries to make sense of it, to imagine alternatives, but only one conclusion is possible: it’s the past, come to claim her.

Martin Scarsden’s new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it’s shattered by a voicemail: a single scream, abruptly cut off, from his partner Mandalay Blonde.

Racing home, he finds an unconscious man sprawled on the floor and Mandy gone. Someone has abducted her. But who, and why?

Set in a Sydney riven with corruption and nepotism, privilege and power, Trust is the third riveting novel from award-winning and internationally acclaimed writer Chris Hammer.

About the Speakers: 

Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction novelist, author of international bestsellers Scrublands and Silver. His first book, The River, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, was the recipient of the ACT Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Book Award and the Manning Clark House National Cultural Award. Scrublands was an instant bestseller upon publication in 2018, topping the Australian fiction charts. It was shortlisted for Best Debut Fiction at the Indie Book Awards, shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and won the UK Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey Debut Dagger Award. His second novel, Silver, was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the 2020 ABA Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Award, and longlisted for the UK Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award.

Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years. He reported from more than 30 countries on six continents for SBS TV. In Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, senior writer for The Age and Online Political Editor for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Australian National University. He lives in Canberra.

Michael Brissenden has worked for the ABC for more than thirty years. He has been a political journalist and foreign correspondent for the ABC since 1987. He began his career covering Federal politics and has been a correspondent in Moscow, Brussels and Washington. Michael covered many of the biggest international stories of the 1990s and early 2000s from all corners of the globe. He was the political editor for the 7.30 Report in Canberra from 2003 to 2009, the ABC’s Defence and National Security Correspondent and most recently he has worked as host of AM national radio program. A two-time Walkley Award winner, Michael is now a reporter on the ABC’S 4 Corners. His debut novel THE LIST was published in 2018. DEAD LETTERS, to be published in February 2021, is his second novel.

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